Now that we’re coming into the warmer months, it’s a great time to get started on our outdoor home maintenance. However, there’s one area of the house that is frequently overlooked, mainly because it’s above eye level: the roof. At Above and Beyond, we offer re-roofing services Melbourne-wide, so we know just how often our roofs get neglected…until it’s too late. Rather than wait until you spot a leak, or worse, we suggest booking a roof inspection at least once a year, to keep your roof in tip-top condition. However, there are some instances where you will require a roof inspection more often, depending on the materials, the weather conditions, and the age of the roof over your head, among many other factors. Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why you might need a roof inspection, stat.

Building Works

One of the most common and commonly overlooked causes of roof damage is building works. Our air conditioning units, solar panels and tv cables very often sit on our roof, but their weight, along with the installation process can lead to unintentional damage. If you have a number of appliances resting on your roof then it’s wise to book a roof inspection to make sure nothing is amiss, such as loose shingles or structural damage.

Storm Damage

Extreme weather conditions are making roof damage more common and more frequent, and as a result old shingle roofs are becoming less and less viable in the long term. If a big storm has ripped through your area lately then it is more than likely that your roof has suffered at least some minor damage. A roof inspection with a view toward re-roofing with long-lasting durable COLORBOND® steel may end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Age of the Roof

Many houses across the Melbourne metropolitan area were built in the 1980s, with our famous terrace houses dating back to the late 1800s. While heritage houses need regular maintenance, many of our 1980s and 1990s builds are coming into their first signs of wear and tear. If your roof has held up this long then you’re very lucky, but to keep it with you for many years to come you’ll want to address the build up of damage that has occured over the years.

Roof Materials

The materials used in your roof are also a prime consideration. Each roofing material has its own benefits, but ceramic shingles often suffer the most in terms of coming loose, as well as inviting plants and animals to come and nest. If you’re worried about these problems you may be wondering what is the best roofing material for your home. For the best possible results you should consider whether maintenance vs re-roofing is best in the long term. A roof inspection will help you weigh up what’s best.

Ready for your roof inspection? Contact Above and Beyond today.